Headquartered in Sacramento, California, Blue Diamond® Growers is the world’s largest almond processing and marketing company. Founded in 1910, the 102 year-old cooperative is owned by half of the state’s almond growers who produce over 80 percent of the world almond supply. Blue Diamond® led the development of California’s almond industry from a minor domestic specialty crop to the world leader in almond production and marketing.
Blue Diamond®, the world’s leading almond brand, continues to build markets and create new products, new uses, and new opportunities for global consumers. In May, 2013, we will double our capacity by opening the first phase of a new plant in Turlock, California, designed to create more value-added global products using state-of-the art technology. Plans also include expanding our research and development capabilities as global demand continues to increase 10 percent annually.
The California almond crop is marketed to all 50 states and more than 90 foreign countries, making almonds California’s largest food export, the sixth largest U.S. food export and the #1 specialty crop in America. The California crop is currently valued at over $6 billion dollars.